6th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday, 17th February 2022

Daily Word Of God

Mark 8:27-33

Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him, ‘John the Baptist,’ they said ‘others Elijah, others again, one of the prophets.’

‘But you,’ he asked them, ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter spoke up and said to him, ‘You are the Christ.’ And he gave them strict orders not to tell anyone about him.

And he began to teach them that the Son of Man was destined to suffer grievously, and to be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and to be put to death, and after three days to rise again; and he said all this quite openly. Then, taking him aside, Peter tried to remonstrate with him. But, turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said to him, ‘Get behind me, Satan! Because the way you  think is not God’s way, but man’s.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah, but rejects Jesus as a suffering Messiah. He couldn’t reconcile the two. Peter misread Jesus’ mission.


  • Who do we say Jesus is? The answer we give will depend on our relationship with Him and how Jesus has touched our lives.


  • Do we, like Peter, pick and choose the teachings of Jesus that we like and reject the rest?